Black-Necked Stilt

I took this image of a black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) at the Green Cay Wetlands.

“Black-necked Stilts are among the most stately of the shorebirds, with long rose-pink legs, a long thin black bill, and elegant black-and-white plumage that make them unmistakable at a glance. They move deliberately when foraging, walking slowly through wetlands in search of tiny aquatic prey. When disturbed, stilts are vociferous, to put it mildly, and their high, yapping calls carry for some distance.” Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This entry was posted in Photography. Bookmark the permalink.